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Troubadour Concert Series presents: Earls of Leicester with Jerry Douglas

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM
Calendar10/20/2019 4:00:00 PM10/20/2019 4:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesTroubadour Concert Series presents: Earls of Leicester with Jerry Douglas At Lyric Theatre & CAC300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508Website: https://lexingtonlyric.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=1136291FalseMM/DD/YYYY

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HIGHBRIDGE SPRING WATER and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present: Multi-Grammy winning 2x IBMA Bluegrass Entertainer of the Year The Earls of Leicester (pro: LESTER) with JERRY DOUGLAS come to the historic Lyric Theatre on Sunday October 20 for a 7PM concert. Shawn Camp (guitar, lead vocals) – Charlie Cushman (banjo, guitars) – Jerry Douglas (Dobro, vocals) – Johnny Warren (fiddle, bass vocals) – Jeff White (mandolin, vocals)

When the Earls of Leicester formed in 2013, their mission was ambitious but exact: to preserve and promote the legacy of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, in hopes of reviving the duo’s music for longtime admirers and introducing a new generation to their genre-defining sound. Within a year of releasing their self-titled debut, the Nashville-based six-piece far surpassed their own expectations, winning a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album and earning six awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. Now, with their first live album, Earls of Leicester offer up a selection of songs that fully capture the pure joy and supreme musicianship that propel their every performance.
 
Made up entirely of songs from 1954 to 1965, Earls of Leicester Live combines classic tunes with more obscure numbers unearthed thanks to the band’s encyclopedic familiarity with Flatt and Scruggs’s body of work. To that end, the setlist includes notorious crowd-pleasers like “Martha White Theme Song” (originally penned as a jingle for Martha White Self-Rising Flour) and “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (a breakneck-paced, banjo-driven instrumental popularized thanks to its use in Bonnie and Clyde)
 

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